Oileáin - off line

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DaveWalsh
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Oileáin - off line

Post by DaveWalsh » Sat Dec 17, 2022 1:50 pm

Over four long months last winter the softcopy edition of Oileáin on the webpage oileain.org was seriously improved (thanks Eoin Flood), by constituting every single Grid-Reference (almost 2,000 of them) as a hyperlink to a satellite photo of the pier, beach, headland or harbour in question. Every single link needed to be manually checked because the added accuracy involved was a double edged sword. People expert more when zoning in on a screen at home than when reading a paper map out there in the real world.

Oileáin a Dó was also re-printed, with several howlers eliminated (thanks Leon Conway et al).

Yet there was SFA feedback and SFA sales generated. The reason? It appears there was (being as kind as one can possibly be) a failure of communication between myself and the hosting people and a thing called an SSL Certificate was switched off by accident on 18th March last, so access to the site was made extremely difficult or even impossible.

Which I only spotted in the run-up to the festive season where some budge in sales might not have been entirely unexpected.

The matter is being looked into.

Too late for Christmas 2022, and to everyone or anyone discombobulated by these events, my apologies.

Anyway I am alive and kicking and I haven’t gone away you know, and anyone for whom Oileáin a Dó is a piece of their festive jigsaw, I’m here at david AT davidwalshlegal DOT ie or ZERO87 2546ZERO54.

Thanks

David Walsh

DaveWalsh
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Re: Oileáin - off line

Post by DaveWalsh » Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:43 am

Long story short, above problem resolved.

For anyone who hasn't seen it, just VIEW Oileáin on-line at www.oileain.org and click on any Grid Reference and be zoomed into an overhead shot of whatever - anywhere from Magilligan Point in Derry round (the long way) to Torbeg off the 'Hull (thanks Eoin Flood, late of this parish).

DWalsh

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Re: Oileáin - off line

Post by conorsmith » Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:15 pm

That’s super, well done.

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